Abu Dhabi and the UN to promote heritage and traditions of pearl diving
The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation plan to revive the heritage and traditions of the emirate’s pearl industry.
Abu Dhabi Pearls project, established in 2007, involves farming high-quality pearls using modern and sustainable practices.
It set an ambitious goal of cultivating 80,000 oysters and producing 20,000 high-quality and sustainable pearls annually in the emirate’s waters.
Since its establishment, the project has helped to revive the sector’s heritage and preserve local oysters and pearls through participation in local and international events.
Joint projects with educational institutions were also launched, along with a technical component to create jewellery designs using cultured pearls.
Article source: https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/heritage/2022/11/28/abu-dhabi-partners-with-the-un-to-promote-heritage-and-traditions-of-pearl-diving/
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